Since 2002, the National Institute for Early Education Research teaching ece provided independent, research-based analysis and technical assistance to inform policy supporting high-quality early education for all young children. NIEER is committed to providing nonpartisan research that enhances the early childhood education field and encourages policies and practices promoting the physical, cognitive and social-emotional development children need to thrive in school and beyond. Use this guide to view NIEER research by topical area.
Past and current supporters of research performed by NIEER include: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Fund for New Jersey, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Smith Richardson Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation, and the U. A unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. That’s why the Labour Party has always been a champion for quality, free public education. It was the first Labour government that introduced free universal provision of secondary schooling, and the most recent Labour government that introduced a free entitlement to early childhood education.
We have always believed in the power of education to change lives and we’ve always believed it is one of the most important investments any government can make. These are challenging times As the way we live and work continues to change rapidly, so too do the demands we place on our education system. However too often creativity and innovation is being hampered by government red tape and compliance requirements. Relentless changes to legislation and regulation, the importation of failed approaches from the US and the UK, lack of funding, and a lack of collaboration between those who set policy and those who are expected to implement it are all distracting attention from what really matters.